Michael Jackson’s Life Getting Movie Treatment / "Bohemian Rhapsody"-Produzent dreht Michael-Jackson-Film

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    Michael Jackson’s Life Getting Movie Treatment; ‘The Aviator’s Graham King & John Logan Reteam, And MJ Estate Aboard

    EXCLUSIVE: Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King has secured from the Michael Jackson estate the rights to make a film of the complicated pop icon’s life with access to all of his music, sources say. King’s GK Films has retained three-time Oscar-nominated writer John Logan to pen the script. It is not set up at a studio at this point.

    I’m told that the film isn’t intended to be a sanitized rendering of Jackson’s life. King and Logan worked together on the Martin Scorsese-directed The Aviator, another complex look at the life of a genius. In that film, Howard Hughes was in a race to innovate before his mental illness and germaphobic obsessions overtook him.

    In this case, the complexity of Jackson’s life is well known and will not be ignored in a film that will span his entire life, which ended with his tragic death in June 2009 at age 50. He became a star as a child and a global icon as an adult, but his childhood was not an easy one, and in adulthood he had to defend himself and paid out settlements over allegations of sexual abuse of child companions who routinely stayed at his house for sleepovers.

    This most recently cropped up in the Emmy-winning HBO documentary Leaving Neverland which is now involved in a $100 million lawsuit with the Jackson estate. Despite the controversies, there is demonstrable evidence that there is a strong appetite for Jackson’s story and music, with a Broadway musical also currently in the works.

    Deadline hears Logan, Oscar-nominated for writing Aviator, Scorsese’s Hugo and Ridley Scott’s Best Picture winner Gladiator, and King will shape the script before setting it at a studio. The pair’s other collaborations include Hugo and the animated Rango.

    King is coming off last year’s blockbuster Bohemian Rhapsody, which found a way to deal with Freddie Mercury’s complex life and sexuality in a satisfying way. Fueled by the stadium-rock standards of Queen, it grossed $903.7 million and won star Rami Malek the Oscar for playing Mercury. The pic scored six Oscar noms total including Best Picture.

    King and his GK Films recently made a deal with Paramount for a film on the Bee Gees, with King producing alongside Sister and Amblin after finally making a deal with the Gibb estate and Barry Gibb, the sole remaining member of that iconic band. Bohemian Rhapsody scribe Anthony McCarten is penning that script.

    Logan most recently wrote the Broadway show Moulin Rouge The Musical. He is repped by attorney James J. Bagley.


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    O produtor de "Bohemian Rhapsody" vai tentar avançar com uma nova biopic. O artista escolhido é o consagrado, mas polémico, Michael Jackson. https://t.co/JcdEC6XJAK
    — Magazine.HD (@Magazine_HD) November 26, 2019


    உலக பிரபல மைக்கேல் ஜாக்சனின் வாழ்க்கை சினிமாவாகிறது https://t.co/aLa88CqPod #MichaelJackson #MichaelJacksonBiopic
    — Filmi Street (@filmistreet) November 27, 2019


    #PopNews | "Michael Jackson BioPic" la Película, llegará a la pantalla grande de la mano del productor Graham King. Con temas que van desde The Jackson 5, su carrera en solitario, los problemas legales y escándalos por pederastia, así como su trágico desenlace.
    Vía @ maspopfm pic.twitter.com/WU2oTCqwO7
    — Canal10durango (@canal10durango) November 27, 2019


    Un biopic sur Michael Jackson est en préparation par le producteur de «Bohemian Rhapsody»https://t.co/7mYgVcmFs1 pic.twitter.com/xXIQppGmDI
    — SAFETY PROMO NUMERIQUE (@safety_promoht) November 26, 2019


    #26Nov Sin un elenco de actores varios medios estadounidenses informan la realización de un filme biográfico sobre la estrella del pop, Michael Jackson. Graham King, productor del biopic de Freddy Mercury había asegurado los derechos, incluida la música de Jackson. #TVVenezuela pic.twitter.com/sb95OdQJlA
    — TVVenezuela Noticias (@TVVnoticias) November 26, 2019

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    Un biopic sur Michael Jackson par le producteur de Bohemian Rhapsody ? https://t.co/u17ytLipKc pic.twitter.com/p3OWPSC7Sd
    — Le Journal du Geek (@JournalDuGeek) November 27, 2019

    2.3 million followers

    Michael Jackson music biopic in the works from "Bohemian Rhapsody" producer https://t.co/rhAOQpflvy pic.twitter.com/oXEgaFQQ0E
    — Variety (@Variety) November 22, 2019
  • Hollywood. — Graham King, producer of “Bohemian Rhapsody”, recently secured the rights to produce a movie based on the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson’s life. He also obtained access to all the legend’s music.

    The producer’s company, GK Films, employed the services of John Logan, a three-time Oscar-nominated writer, to write the script of the movie.

    An Africa Giant, African American singer, songwriter, and dancer Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 — June 25, 2009) dubbed the “King of Pop”, through stage and video performances, he popularized complicated dance techniques such as the moonwalk, to which he gave the name.

    His sound and style have influenced artistes of various genres. Jackson’s contributions to music, dance, and fashion, earned him the title “King of Pop”.

    He is recognised as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time by Guinness World Records.

    In 1992, Jackson was declared King of Sanwi, a traditional kingdom located in the south-east of Ivory Coast. In 2001, the MTV Video Vanguard Award was renamed in his honor.

    The film which is due for release on 29 August 2020 is going to be based on real-life events that happened during the course of Michael Jackson’s life and not the desensitised version.

    “Mirroring Michael Jackson” is a documentary film honouring the King of Pop showcasing how Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking musical legacy has influenced performers of the past, present and future.

    The film presents cherished memories of Jackson via the collective voices of MJ’s friends, fellow recording artists and collaborators. Michael Jackson’s talent and artistry is celebrated in the film with original musical performances in loving memory of the “King of Pop”.

    The movie will portray all the complexity of the singer’s life from birth till death at 50 years old in June 2009. No part of his childhood as a star and his adulthood as a world-renowned artist will be ignored.

    His adult life was filled with a lot of challenges as he often had to pay off accusers over allegations of sexual molestation of children who spent the night at his house.

    One of the allegations sprouted from the story portrayed in a HBO documentary titled “Leaving Neverland”, a film that won an Emmy for its compelling story. The makers of the documentary are currently involved in a legal battle for $100 million with the Jackson estate.

    In spite of all these allegations, there is a significant amount of interest in the life and music of the icon as evidenced by the Broadway musical which is currently in production.

    King and Logan will iron out every detail of the script before setting it at the studio. The duo have worked together on two other films titled “Hugo” and “Rango”, which is an animation. — Africa Giant.


  • "King of Pop" auf der Leinwand

    Biopic über Michael Jackson nimmt Form an

    Michael Jackson zählt mit geschätzt 400 Millionen Tonträgern zu den erfolgreichsten Künstlern aller Zeiten. Die Geschichte seines Aufstiegs zum "King of Pop" soll schon bald ein Biopic erzählen. Die Produktionsfirma Lionsgate sichert sich die weltweiten Rechte dafür.

    Die Produktionsfirma Lionsgate wird mit dem "Bohemian Rhapsody"-Produzenten Graham King den Film "Michael" umsetzen, ein geplantes Biopic über Michael Jackson. Das gab das Studio US-Medienberichten zufolge bekannt.

    Lionsgate sicherte sich demnach die weltweiten Rechte an dem Film, der auch von den Mitverwaltern des Nachlasses von Michael Jackson, John Branca und John McClain, produziert werde. Dadurch erhalte das Projekt Zugriff auf Jacksons Musik, berichtet "The Hollywood Reporter". John Logan wird das Drehbuch für "Michael" beisteuern. Der Autor und Graham King hatten zuvor bereits bei Martin Scorseses Film "Aviator" zusammengearbeitet. Logan schrieb zudem das Skript für Ridley Scotts Oscar-Gewinner "Gladiator".

    Das Biopic will ein "eingehendes Porträt des komplizierten Mannes" zeigen, "der zum King of Pop wurde. Es wird Jacksons ikonischste Auftritte zum Leben erwecken und einen fundierten Einblick in den künstlerischen Prozess und das Privatleben des Entertainers" geben. Der Film behandelt laut "The Hollywood Reporter" Jacksons Anfänge mit der Band The Jackson Five und seinen Aufstieg zum Superstar.

    Jackson starb 2009 im Alter von 50 Jahren. Er zählt zu den erfolgreichsten Künstlern aller Zeiten. Geschätzt 400 Millionen Tonträger soll er verkauft haben. 13 Nummer-eins-Singles in den Billboard-Charts verzeichnete er. Dazu kommen unter anderem zahlreiche Grammys und Brit Awards sowie ein Golden Globe.

    Zuletzt hatte die HBO-Dokumentation "Leaving Neverland" aus dem Jahr 2019 für Aufsehen gesorgt. Darin beschuldigten zwei Männer Michael Jackson, sie als Kinder sexuell missbraucht zu haben. Von Jacksons Umfeld wurden die Vorwürfe als "absolut falsch" zurückgewiesen.


  • wahrscheinlich niemand

    Es hieß mal, das Katherine ihren Segen gegeben hat, dass das wohl so verfilmt werden dürfe…jo

    Ich muss nicht ins Kino gehen und einen Michael Schauspieler dabei zusehen, wie er es vergeblich versucht irgendwie Michael zu sein….es…bereitet mir Unbehagen :sneddi

  • ..aus ^

    Bereits 1993 musste sich der Musiker vorwerfen lassen, Minderjährige sexuell missbraucht zu haben. Es kam zu Ermittlungsverfahren, Anklagen und Freisprüchen. Auch nach dem Tod Jacksons wurden die Anschuldigungen nicht weniger (eindrucksvoll festgehalten in der Doku „Leaving Neverland” von 2019). Auch darum wird es in „Michael” gehen.

    ..Doku!?! :kotz

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